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There are 9 ways to get from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Boston to New York JFK  •  2h 36m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK

$57 - $293

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston / ...

$30 - $47

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Bus to Hyannis, fly to New York JFK  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Station to Barnstable Municipal Airport
  2. Fly from Hyannis (HYA) to New York JFK (JFK) HYA - JFK

$164 - $572

Bus to Worcester, fly to New York JFK  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
  2. Fly from Worcester (ORH) to New York JFK (JFK) ORH - JFK

$123 - $676

Fly Boston to Newark, train, AirTrain  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  4. Take the AirTrain from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 4

$82 - $324

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA

$74 - $270

Train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...

$86 - $162

Bus Megabus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY

$30 - $43

Drive  •  3h 50m

  1. Drive from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 214.9 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to fly which costs $55 - $300 and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Terminal 4 via Penn Station and Jamaica, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Boston and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 185 miles. The road distance is 214.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) without a car is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs $85 - $170.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK), including transfers.

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Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to fly which takes 2h 36m and costs $55 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $170 and takes 4h 23m, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

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Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK).
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  • Distance: 185.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 36m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA?

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $160 and the journey takes 3h 42m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Hyannis to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Worcester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston South Station to Barnstable Municipal Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 215 miles. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from Boston to New York JFK Airport (JFK).

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Cape Air, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 1696+ hotels available in New York JFK Airport (JFK). Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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